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This study examined organizational climate at the University of Cyprus 4 years after its establishment in order to obtain the perceptions of employees and promote more open and constructive communication among faculty, clerical and professional staff, and the university leadership. The Personal Assessment of the University Climate Survey was administered and completed by 150 college employees, 131 full-time faculty and 72 administrators. The method of "gap analysis" was used to find the areas with most need for improvement. The study found that the greatest needs were: (1) wider dissemination of information across the institution; (2) more effective interaction of the leadership with faculty and administrative personnel; (3) more use of group problem solving methods and techniques across and within departments and administrative services; and (4) more need for feedback on their work from both faculty and administrative staff. Evidence that organizational climate exerts a significant effect on organizational performance suggests urgency in addressing these areas of need. (Contains 47 references.) (DB)

Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Administration, College Faculty, Employee Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Needs, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Organizational Climate, Participative Decision Making, Quality of Working Life, Teacher Attitudes

Autor: Pashiardis, Petros


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